Looking Back at ’84: Cubs Acquire Dernier and Matthews

On March 27, 1984 Dallas Green orchestrated a trade with his former organization that would help define the ’84 Cubs. The Cubs’ GM traded pitcher Bill “Soup” Campbell along with catcher Mike Diaz to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bob Dernier, Gary Matthews and Porfi Altamirano. Bob Dernier and Ryne Sandberg became the ‘Daily Double‘ and […]

Share on Fancred

A Lot Has Happened Since That Year

We all know the year. We all know the teams involved. What we may not realize is how much has happened since the Cubs last won the World Series. If you are in the dark as to what I am referring to, it is regarding the year 1908, the last year the Chicago Cubs won […]

Share on Fancred

20 Years Under the Lights

It is hard to believe it has been 20 years since Opening Night at Wrigley Field. On August 8, 1988 the Chicago Cubs played the first ever night game at Wrigley against the Philadelphia Phillies and while the game was rained out and the lasting images are that of a young Greg Maddux and Les […]

Share on Fancred

The Cubs are on WGN

After watching the Cubs finish off a tremendous weekend against the Pittsburgh Pirates, WGN treated us all once again with more baseball on Sunday night. But this was not a game; this was a trip down memory lane that featured all of the sights and sounds from the last 60 years of Cubs’ baseball. The […]

Share on Fancred

Ten Years Later

There will never be another one like him. To put in simply, he was one of a kind. But the word simple and Harry Caray were seldom used in the same sentence. He was original and honest. He was baseball and for an entire generation, he was seemingly as important to the Chicago Cubs as […]

Share on Fancred

Crazy Eights

With tomorrow being the first day of 2008, the mainstream media will undoubtedly begin reminding the Faithful, on seemingly a daily basis, why this year is significant to the Chicago Cubs. While many organizations celebrate such anniversaries, it is safe to say there probably will not be any references to the accomplishment from a century […]

Share on Fancred

‘Tis the Season for Trivia

All appears to be quiet on the North Side of Chicago as baseball executives take a break for the Holidays. Kenny Williams was on ESPN 1000 with Bruce Levine on Saturday morning and he stated he only takes Christmas Day off. In the age of email, Blackberries and iPhones, general managers are awarded with as […]

Share on Fancred

Just Plain Trivial

90 years ago today, November 11, 1917, the Cubs traded pitcher Mike Pendergast and catcher Pickles Dilhoefer, along with $60,000 to the Phillies for Grover Cleveland Alexander and catcher Bill Killefer. Alexander posted a 128-83 record for the Cubs between 1918 and 1926 before finishing his Hall of Fame career in Philadelphia in 1930. One […]

Share on Fancred

Overall Shuts Out Tigers….Cubs Win Series

The Chicago Cubs became the first back-to-back World Series Champions after Oval Overall won his second game of the series. Overall threw a 3-hit complete game shutout and a 1st inning RBI Frank Chance would prove to be the difference in the game. Overall worked around 4 walks and a wild pitch by striking out […]

Share on Fancred

Brown Throws Shutout….Cubs Lead Series 3-1

Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown won his second game of the 1908 World Series with a complete game 4-hit shutout. Brown was 29-9 with a 1.47 ERA in 1908. Brown threw over 312 innings and recorded 27 complete games in 31 starts and he also made 13 appearances out of Frank Chance’s bullpen that season. The […]

Share on Fancred